Garden Chickpea Salad
Garden Chickpea Salad
When trying to eat healthily, we believe in making larger quantities in advance and storing them for easy diet planning. This garden chickpea salad recipe is one of our favorites for a quick, simple and great tasting meal for you and your family! Also, vegan, gluten-free friendly!
Ingredients you will need:
• 250gr canned chickpeas (15oz can), drained and rinsed
• 105gr celery, finely chopped
• 25gr green onion, finely chopped
• 80gr red pepper, finely chopped
• 40gr dill pickles, finely chopped
• 75gr plain almond yogurt
• 28gr raw sunflower seeds
• 1-2 tsp dijon mustard
• 1 tsp yellow mustard (can use dried mustard)
• 1/8 tsp dried dill
• 1/8 tsp salt
Meal prep made simple, by following these simple directions:
1.Drain and rinse your chickpeas and add them to a large
bowl. Mash with a potato masher until texture appears
flaked, almost like tuna salad. I use both a potato masher
and follow up with a fork to make sure every chickpea is deliciously smashed. You could also use a food processor to save time and energy.
2. Chop your green onion, celery, pepper, and pickles.
3. Add to the bowl with your chickpeas, then add yogurt,
dijon, yellow mustard, dill, salt, and pepper. Stir well to coat.
4. Fold in sunflower seeds.
5. Pile high on bread with all your sandwich fixings or enjoy
as a wrap, with crackers, on a salad, or simply dive into the bowl spoon-first – anything goes!
Makes 595 grams
Nutrition Facts Per Gram: Calories: 1.15 | P: 0.04gr | C: 0.18gr | F: 0.03gr
We suggest making this and storing it in a large container in your refrigerator. While preparing meals for the day when you are leaving for work or school, simply measure what you need for this meal and you are all set!
The key to any sustainable nutrition and weight loss plan is to find things that make your life easier. Life can get pretty hectic, so preparing in advance saves time, money and keeps your mind at ease because you have a plan. Making drastic changes to your diet by eliminating foods you like will only lead to inconsistency and detract you from your health and or weight loss goals. Try to keep as many foods you like as possible in your daily food intake, remember this has to be enjoyable in order for you to be successful.
Flexible dieting equals healthy, sustainable living!